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*******www.emfnews****/store/ *******www.emfnews****/productinfo.html Cell phones and smartphones are becoming more of a commodity with each passing day -- it seems like just about everyone young and old carries at least one. The unfortunate truth as many are aware, however, is that cell phones emit varying levels of radiation that can be harmful. While the extent of the possible damage caused by cell phones is an ongoing debate with plenty of evidence on both sides of the fence, it's always better to be safe than sorry. By simply using a Bluetooth headset, for example, you can ensure that the bulk of any radiation emitted by your phone stays away from your head. Hands-free headsets aren't always convenient however, so it's good to be aware of the radiation levels emitted by a phone before you make a new purchase. Obviously, you should try to avoid purchasing phones with high levels of radiation. It's also a good idea to check the radiation levels of your current phone so you know if you should be extra safe. *******www.emfnews****/products.html *******emfnews****/Lifewave-Cellphone-Matrix-Shield-Test.html
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14 Oct 2009
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BY BRANDON TWICHELL You're watching multisource health news analysis from Newsy Hold the phone - away from you? A new study confirms cell phones increase activity in the brain cells nearest to the phone. But no one knows for sure if all that brain activity is healthy - or lethal. We’re picking at your brain with coverage from Fox News, NBC, Discovery News, and The Washington Post. Check out how the study worked. 47 people, each with a cell phone strapped to each side of their head for 50 minutes. One was off - the other was muted. The results? A seven percent increase in activity in the brain cells closest to the muted phone. (Video Source: NBC) A doctor tells Fox News even though no link was found between cell phone use and disease, increased brain activity from cell phones isn’t healthy. “Like anything else, any kind of motor, if you think about how diseases get, you know, get produced, is by the cells, you know, overutilizing energy, multiplying rapidly.” But some scientists are skeptical of long-term damage. A doctor and a scientist share their thoughts on NBC’s Nightly News. MICHAEL WEINER: “There’s nothing in this paper that suggests that cell phones have any adverse effect or harmful effect on the brain.” ROBERT BAZELL: “Most physicists who study radiation have always said that cell phones could not cause brain tumors or other health problems.” ROBERT CAHN: “The cell phone doesn’t emit enough power to be damaging the human body." A bioengineer tells Discovery News there are too many variables to accurately measure the brain’s activity. "[C]ell phones emit more radiation when a person is talking ... Radiation levels also change depending on the phone type, the distance to the nearest cell phone tower and the number of people using phones in the same area.” Finally, an opinion writer for the Washington Post takes a satirical jab at the study, saying texting is the way to go. “Since getting a cell phone, at least 7 percent of my brain has continually been active wondering whether anyone has sent me a text message...Without my cell phone, I am lost. With it, I am also lost, but I can text somebody.” The authors of the study say more research is still needed. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
26 Feb 2011
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource video news analysis from Newsy. This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. (Video: RT) “And we open with breaking news: the United Nations Security Council has moments ago voted on a resolution, imposing a no-fly zone extending over Libya. And that, quote, “all necessary means can be used to protect citizens.” In world news — Agency reports say British and French warplanes would be leading the imposing of the no-fly zone, even as Gaddafi promises retaliation. RT reports the operation could start as early as today — though some facts are still unclear. “Well in theory this no-fly zone could go into action today, Friday. We are hearing from the French government that it will act swiftly and the British cabinet are meeting and from both these governments we are hearing that they could take action within hours. But there are still many unknowns. Who will be involved? Who will have the chain of command? And what will be the involvement of Arab countries?” Still in world news — Japan has upped its nuclear alert level, signaling a higher risk of radiation. The level rose from 4 to 5, on a 1 to 7 scale. Al Jazeera reports — the workers at Fukushima are now getting more help from the outside to battle the possible catastrophic meltdown. “It’s the fire department that is now being called in to help control the situation at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. Around 30 teams are getting ready to spray Reactor 3 in an attempt to cool the overheating fuel rods. It’s not going to be easy.” In U.S. news — it looks like National Public Radio may have to be National Private Radio. The House yesterday voted to stop any tax dollars from going to NPR. Denver’s KCNC has more on the budget chop. “Last year NPR received $5 million in federal funding. Republicans say cutting those funds would make fiscal sense. The Democrats are calling it an ideological attack that would deprive local stations from access to programs. One Coloradan congressman said the government and media simply don't mix.” Also in U.S. news -- Homeland Security is stepping up enforcement after alarms sounded in Dallas, Chicago, and Seattle airports. The cause? Radiation levels found on passengers and cargo disembarking from Japan. KATU reports. ANCHOR: “The department of homeland security says it's continuing to check passengers and Freight arriving at the nation's airports and sea terminals.” REPORTER: “Sea-tac officials say any higher radiation - found in a cargo jet - was at extremely low levels...Not dangerous. NAPOLITANO: “We are doing screening of passengers and cargo if there happens to be even a blip of radiation.” In entertainment -- Billy Ray Cyrus is picking up the pieces of his Achey Breaky Heart. He’s called off his divorce and is ready to worked out his marital problems with wife of 17 years, Tish Cyrus. ABC News has more. ANCHOR 1: “They have now called off the divorce. And this is sort of a sneak peek "the view" because they sat down for an interview and he reveals he and Tish are trying to reconcile, get the family to come back together.” ANCHOR 2: “And Miley has had her issues the past few months. Let's hope that can bring the family back to you. Good for you. You rarely hear about -- families coming back.” 'Like Newsy' on Facebook for daily updates. Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
19 Mar 2011
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multiosurce tech news analysis from Newsy This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. In Japan — workers of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant have once again been removed from the site. CNN reports more smoke caused the evacuation. “We did get off the phone from Tepco just minutes ago, and they have confirmed that smoke, blackish smoke is rising from Reactor No. 3. They say something is burning, they just don’t know what it is.” Radiation levels in Tokyo’s tap water have now been deemed unfit for infants. Still in world news — clashes between rebels and pro-Gaddafi forces continue in the Libyan cities of Misurata, Ajdabiya and Benghazi. The ever-defiant leader Muammar Gaddafi appeared on Libya’s national TV yesterday, vowing victory to his supporters. But, as the BBC reports, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says people close to his regime might have other ideas. Dominic Kane, BBC: “In an address that was apparently live in Tripoli on Tuesday night, his message to his supporters was unrepentant. Muammar Gaddafi: “I am defiant, my home is here. I am here, I am here, I am here.” Dominic Kane: “But even as he was speaking these words, on American TV came the suggestion that perhaps the Gaddafi regime is now trying to explore its options internationally.” Clinton: “I’m not aware that he personally has reached out, but I do know that people allegedly on his behalf have been reaching out.” Still in the Middle East — tension is in Gaza, as Israel launched air strikes on Gaza City early Wednesday. This -- the latest in a string of clashes between the Israeli army and Palestinian groups. Today’s attack came after a Palestinian rocket fired into Southern Israel on Tuesday. That attack was a response to Israeli mortar fire on Monday which killed four Palestinians. According to the New York Times, the group Hamas has fired more than 60 mortar shells and rockets at Israel since Saturday. Israeli warplanes have also carried multiple attacks. In the tech world -- Blackberry is ready to go head-to-head with Apple in the tablet market. The smart phone maker plans to release its Playbook tablet at a base price of $499 -- the same as Apple’s iPad. WJBK looks at the competition. “Well, Wall Street is saying that this would be the closest thing yet to the iPad killer if there is ever such a thing … the price points are largely the same. 499 to 699 on both devices depending on the size that you get. The sales expectations, widely different. At the high point, 4 million playbooks may be sold this year, compared to 30 million iPads." In entertainment -- Chris Brown has a new album and, it appears, a new set of anger issues. On ABC’s Good Morning America, Robin Roberts probed the R&B star about his altercation with ex-girlfriend Rihanna two years ago. After answering the questions and performing on the show, he stormed off set and trashed a GMA dressing room. Slate has more. “After the taping, Brown broke a window in his dressing room. When confronted by one of the show’s producers, Chris removed his shirt, then left skipping a planned second performance on the show. Just to cap things off Brown tweeted ‘I’m so over people bringing this past [expletive] up. Yet we praise Charlie Sheen and other celebs for their [expletive].’” MTV reports Brown approved the questions about the Rihanna incident before the interview with Roberts -- who insists she did not try to antagonize Brown. She says she’s “pulling for the guy.” Stay with Newsy**** for more analyses on news throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Jim Flink -- highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource tech news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
26 Mar 2011
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BY CHRISTINE SLUSSER ANCHOR: CHRISTINA HARTMAN You're watching multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. The death toll from the deadly tsunami and earthquakes in Japan has already topped 10,000, and there have been reports of high radiation levels surrounding the damaged Fukushima power plant as well. While it’s still unclear how it happened, three workers were exposed to water containing iodine, caesium and cobalt that was 10,000 times the normal level while replacing a cable inside the plant. The injuries and high levels of radiation point to potential damage to a fuel rod. (Video: MSNBC) (Information: The Telegraph, Japan Times) There have been no reports indicating water level radiation that high outside the plant. CTV takes a closer look at what happened to the workers. CHRIS JOHNSON: “...and apparently their images are what they’re calling beta ray burns, people in Japan have never even heard that word before.” ...but The Guardian translated a message from a Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency spokesman, who seemed to be pointing a finger at the nuclear workers themselves, saying it was their fault for not following proper dress code. HIDEHIKO NISHIYAMA, TRANSLATED, ANCHOR MAY READ: “If they had followed the proper rules set out by the previous survey, they would have had better attire. Specifically there was a problem when you think of how they got water in their shoes. Also, they continued to work even though their dosimeter alarms were going off, though there may have been a misunderstanding.” Japan Times reports puddles of contaminated water were also found in the turbine buildings of reactors 1 and 2, and says the worsening state of the nuclear reactors could drive the government to take more action. “There are now indications that the government will raise the crisis level for the event, now at 5, to level 6, putting it above the Three Mile Island incident. The 1986 Chernobyl disaster tops the international scale at level 7.” All of the nuclear destruction has caused some Japanese people to take to the streets, something that, as BBC reports, doesn’t happen often. “In central Tokyo, a tiny group of protesters is gathered outside the grand headquarters of Tokyo Electric Power. Passing commuters take little notice of them, even now few Japanese are willing to publicly challenge huge corporations, like TEPCO.” Al Jazeera focuses more on what’s being done to prevent further nuclear mishaps, and highlights a major change in a cooling technique. WAYNE HAY: “...but now they are concerned that the salt from the sea water may be encrusting on the fuel rods themselves, therefore rendering the cooling situation useless, so they are now pumping fresh water into those reactors.” Follow Newsy on Twitter Newsy_Videos to keep up with all updates on Japan’s crisis. Transcript by Newsy.
5 Apr 2011
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A radiation hotspot in upscale residential district Setagaya, Tokyo had nearby residents worried, but BBC reports the event took an unexpected turn when officials found the source of the radiation. “Officials say they now believe they found the source: not the crisis at Fukushima instead they say, more likely an old wooden box containing some old bottles in the basement of a nearby house.” Old wooden box. Sounds pretty harmless. But NHK has the details on what makes these “mystery bottles” worrisome. “The surface of the bottle measured strong radiation levels of approximately 600μSv/h. Because of this, investigators sealed the radiation-emitting materials inside a lead containment and removed them from the area. Subsequently, the radiation level around the boundaries of the house dropped from 3μSv/h to 0.1-0.3μSv/h.” Found in a powder-form, the radiation-emitting substance is called radon. A Setagaya Ward Assembly Member writes on his blog how this radiation hotspot was found. “I received on an email from a fellow ward resident on the evening of October 2 that... ‘An unusually high amount of radiation was measured’ [by a citizens’ group member]. ...I went to investigate the area with this person on the next day.” So, bravo to the citizens’ group for finding this. According to The Wall Street Journal, this kind of “radiation tracking” is not so uncommon in Japan after the Fukushima crisis. The paper spoke with a resident who lives close to the sidewalk in question. He says... "I know quite a few people around here who have bought radiation counters … There are many families with young kids around here, and the worried parents are rich enough to buy expensive measuring devices." Since, the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, citizens in other residential areas have remained concerned. But ITmedia warns against the use of inexpensive dosimeters, which have become extremely popular, and cities tests done by National Consumer Affairs Center. “Excluding three, all of the dosimeters tested showed varying measurements during the ten trials, showing they are clearly unreliable. One of the dosimeters even showed higher measurements when placed in a box made of [radiation blocking] lead.” NHK reports -- radon has not been stored in its powder form in recent years, and the ministry is investigating how it ended up in an old box in an uninhabited house.
15 Oct 2011
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BY TRACY PFEIFFER ANCHOR: CHRISTINA HARTMAN You're watching multisource world video news analysis from Newsy A week after the devastating earthquake that rocked Japan, workers are still struggling to get the country’s nuclear crisis under control. Japan’s nuclear agency has upgraded the situation from a four to a five on a 7-level scale, bringing the catastrophe on par with the 1979 Three Mile Island incident in Pennsylvania. New aerial footage from a military helicopter paints a grim picture of the extent of the damage to Japan’s Fukushima reactor, which has seen multiple explosions since the quake and consequent tsunamis. (Video: The Telegraph) The chopper itself was part of an initial tactic in the fight to keep spent nuclear rods from overheating, utilizing a water dumping technique commonly used to fight forest fires -- but strong winds quickly nixed that idea. “Now the focus of the efforts by emergency workers has shifted away from airborne spraying to ground level and a more extensive use of these firetrucks to try to cool and restore power to the reactors. The aim is to get water back into the pools that house spent nuclear fool rods and avert a major radiation leak.” (BBC) Even though the situation has been upgraded to level 5 -- defined by the IAEA as a quote -- “accident with wider consequences” -- Japanese officials say it’s due to new information about damage already done, not the current situation. (IAEA) And Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano assures the international community, their efforts are keeping the reactors stable at least. YUKIO EDANO, JAPANESE CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY (TRANSLATION): “As for reactor number 4, the situation is not as serious as reactors number 2 and 3, but we need to keep adding water to cool them, and be prepared. This is important.” Meanwhile, another high priority goal is to restore power to the plant, which would enable crews to restart generators that power the reactor’s cooling systems. (Video: BBC) The International Atomic Energy Agency says a half-mile power cord has been laid to Fukushima’s reactor number 2 building. But retired nuclear engineer Lake Barrett tells The Washington Post, it won’t be as simple as plugging in a cord. “‘Existing cabling is probably burned,’ Barrett said, meaning crews in bulky radiation suits will have to engineer a high-voltage solution on the fly by boring through thick outer walls and connecting car-size electrical switches and relays.” And while the world watches the battle against further nuclear catastrophe, NBC’s Ann Curry reports -- Japan is a country on edge. ANN CURRY, REPORTER: “Passport centers around the country are full, train stations mobbed. Airlines are scrambling to fly thousands of people out of Tokyo. ... Crowds flocked aboard buses out of Sendai, a city hard-hit by the quake and tsunami, now low on basic necessities. Confusion, anger, and distrust are spreading despite the government’s reassurances about the risks of radiation.” Experts say for now, wind currents are reportedly driving radiation away from Tokyo, Japan’s most-populated city. But a reporter from Global Radio News tells Fox News, those inside the city have been wary of exposure risks. GAVIN BLAIR, REPORTER, GLOBAL RADIO NEWS: “Apparently the staff at the Italian embassy there weren’t trustful of the Japanese government’s pronouncements and took a Geiger counter onto the roof themselves and found that the levels of radiation were actually a fifth of what they were in Rome. So while there has been some panic in Tokyo, levels are back to normal there.” Japan’s National Police Agency has raised the death toll to almost 7,000, and more than 10,000 are still listed as missing. ABC Australia reports there are currently around half a million people living in shelters. 'Like Newsy' on Facebook for daily updates. Get more multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
19 Mar 2011
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource global video news analysis from Newsy. This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. In breaking news -- Indianapolis police have apprehended a shooter who began firing at a middle school this morning injuring one person. The attack took place around 7:30, WRTV was first on the scene. ANCHOR: “The state police are on the scene. Morgan County dispatch has confirmed there has been a shooting that Garfield West Middle School. The newspaper is confirming one person it was shot and that person was shot in the stomach and also we know that one been taken into custody. The school is on a lockdown, these are live shots from the scene.” In world news — three workers at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant were injured after getting exposed to extreme levels of radiation — 10,000 times higher than normal. But, as Al Jazeera reports, their heroic actions have now led to a more contained nuclear problem. “Authorities say the workers stepped into pools of contaminated water, as they try to lay cables to bring power to one of the damaged reactors. Fears of a catastrophic meltdown of radioactive material now appear to be receding. Experts say two of the reactors are now safe, four remain volatile.” Still in world news — after a grueling debate among its 28 member countries, NATO is now taking charge of the international military action in Libya. But euronews says NATO’s control may eventually expand. “...the alliance has limited its actions to enforcing the no-fly zone and arms embargo and protecting civilians against attack by Gaddafi’s forces. The coalition will remain responsible for all other aspects of the operation. ... Though NATO will not be taking full military command in Libya, the alliance may yet play a larger part. Turkey’s Foreign Minister says talks are already under way about broadening NATO’s role.” In entertainment -- Harvey Weinstein is making Colin Firth’s role as a stuttering King George IV -- more family-friendly. He’s re-releasing “The King’s Speech” with a PG-13 rating and cutting out the curse words. WTVT reports after 7 Golden Globes, 14 BAFTAs, and 12 Academy Awards -- some are calling it -- censorship. REPORTER: “Because of the language, the new cut will open April 1st, and the star Colin Firth doesn't like this. He stars as King George, whose angry swearing fit helps him overcome his speech problem. Firth says the film should stand as it is. And I understand, because the words that causing this is not a word we use. It's not a good word.” Finally -- it was in 1991 when Whoopi Goldberg won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress -- except she wasn't just high on life when accepting that Oscar. TMZ explains it all. REPORTER: Whoopi Goldberg was stoned when she accepted her Academy Award. VOICE: Yes, the Whoopster was whacked out on the whacky tobaccy when she accepted her academy award in 1991 for ‘Ghost.’ GOLDBERG: I've got to relax. I smoked this wonderful joint. It was the last of my homegrown. And, honey, when he said my name and I popped up, I thought, oh, [expletive]. REPORTER 2: Could you tell? REPORTER: Once you know, you could totally tell. Stay with Newsy**** for more analysis on news throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Jim Flink -- highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster. Follow Newsy on Twitter Newsy_Videos for updates in your stream. Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
26 Mar 2011
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BY MIRANDA WHEATLEY You're watching multisource US video news analysis from Newsy. Has the nuclear crisis in Japan -- found its way to rainwater in the U.S.? According to several news outlets, officials say rainwater in Massachusetts has tested positive for Radioiodine-131. “It is 6,500 miles from Fukishima, Japan to Massachusetts but that’s how far radioactive fallout from the plant has traveled.” CNN “Trace amounts of that radioactive material from Japan has turned up in rainwater in at least 13 United States, states.” Fox News “They think the radioiodine may be linked to Japan’s damaged nuclear plant and plan to monitor the state’s drinking water.” HLN Officials say the amount of Radioiodine is not enough to cause alarm. MIT’s Ian Hutchinson tells WFXT in Boston radiation is a naturally occurring element and harmless in small amounts. “Radiation is a completely natural part of our background. The human body has a substantial amount of natural radiation in it, the only reason we know that this particular radiation came from the nuclear reactor site is because it’s a particular type of radiation that comes from this particular type of iodine we can identify it through specific tests.” CNN echoes that response saying spikes in radiation were seen in the U.S. even before the earthquake in Japan. “Las Vegas, there’s spikes, this is the earthquake, there are spikes before the earthquake, after the earthquake. The sun makes more radiation than what you had there in Massachusetts. A plane ride from California to L.A., from California to New York would give you more radiation than that.” The public health commissioner tells WCVB drinking water in Boston is safe. “We want to make clear that here is no health impact. None of the cities and towns rely on rainwater on their primary source of water--that is why we are so comfortable when saying drinking water supplies throughout the states are completely safe.” The Boston Globe reports the Radioiodine won’t be around for long and the public health commissioner says at these levels even drinking the rainwater directly would have little impact. “...only half of the level of radiation will be present in eight days, and so on until it dissipates.” But as Forbes points out - even with reassurance the findings have some Americans worried. “...some Americans have not been content to take the government at its word. Geiger counters have been selling like popsicles in summer, and traffic has never been higher at websites that display data from radiation monitoring stations.” For more information on the EPA’s radiation monitoring site, RadNet, check out the link in our transcript section. Get more multisource US video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
5 Apr 2011
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BY: SAMUEL JOSEPH ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY You're watching multisource global news analysis from Newsy. Energy concerns rise as Japan is hit with the largest aftershock since the March 11th 8.9 magnitude earthquake. Thursday’s 7.1 magnitude aftershock knocked out power to more than two million homes in northeast Japan, lasting more than a minute and killing three people while injuring hundreds more. And it’s not just household outages that have people worried. The Fukushima nuclear reactors -- which have been front and center since the March 11 quake -- did not suffer significant further damage this round. But ABC reports, other plants were not so fortunate. NEAL KARLINSKY: “At two other facilities, the Onogawa Nuclear Plant and the Higashidori Plant, the quake caused power outages that forced both on to emergency generators to keep fuel rods safe. At Onogawa, water from spent fuel roads actually spilled on to the floor, but was contained. Experts monitoring the crisis worry that more strain is being put on reactors that are already overburdened.” Five coal-powered plants were also shut down, increasing the strain on Japan’s power sources. With the anticipated peak in electricity usage during the upcoming summer months, the Japanese government has taken steps to prevent widespread power grid failure. According to American Chronicle... “...the government appears to believe massive blackouts would occur unless measures backed by the force of law are in place. Such concern has prompted the government to call on leading companies to reduce electricity consumption by 25 percent to 30 percent over last year.” Households are being asked to cut electricity usage between 15 to 20 percent. This has prompted some to buy energy efficient bulbs and appliances -- and the BBC reports, businesses are feeling the squeeze as well. TOSHIO NAKAMURA: “We are proposing changes in the way we operate, like changing hours to work during the night or in the early morning. Some shops can close on Monday, and others on Tuesday to have some sort of rotating system. We’re not using elevators, turning down lights and not having the air conditioning on too cold.” The issues with the Onogawa and Higashidori plants, along with the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima plant, have caused serious doubts about the future of nuclear power in Japan. According to officials interviewed by the Denki Shimbun - the future of nuclear power is still unclear. “Depending on the future development of the accident, we could be drawn into a situation where we will temporarily not be able to support nuclear power, which had been actively promoted by the national government as national policy.” More aftershocks are expected for the next few months. Follow Newsy on Twitter Newsy_Videos for updates in your stream. Get more multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy
12 Apr 2011
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BY JENN LONG You're watching multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. Out with the old and in with the new. Japan is now looking for its sixth prime minister in five years. Naoto Kan resigned from his post Friday morning after holding the position for only 15 months. Euronews explains. “The aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami saw Kan’s approval rating drop below 20 percent. He was much criticized for his handling of the radiation crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant, successive governments have also struggled to deal rooted economic problems in the face of a divided parliament.” Kan’s announcement Friday came around the same time Japan’s nuclear agency released a statement regarding Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. And the report found the radioactivity at Fukishma ‘equals 168 Hiroshimas’. The Global Post compares the two disasters… “…the government calculated that the amount of cesium released in the six months since the three reactors were hit by the earthquake and tsunami is 15,000 tera becquerels. In comparison, Little Boy, the World War II bomb dropped on the western Japanese city of Hiroshima, released 89 tera becquerels.” The Chief Japan economist at Societe General tells Bloomberg Television that Kan was one of Japan’s worst prime ministers for two reasons. The first being his handling of the crisis in March. The second? “But another bigger sin is actually more long term. Last year he lost the upper house election by a landslide … So now you have upper house controlled by the opposition party, the lower house controlled by the ruling party with this split there is no way Japan can make any structure changes.” The Democratic Party of Japan now has the task of finding Kan’s replacement. And who will take his place? CNBC reporter Sri Jegarajah reports from Tokyo. “Kan's resignation is really part of the Kabuki theater of Japanese politics in many ways … That means in turn, that has paved the way for this DPJ leadership election to take place. Now that vote will happen on Monday and what do we know about the field of candidates? It is quite wide, were talking about as many as nine prospective hopefuls here.” The world will know on Tuesday who Japan’s next Prime Minister will be. Transcript by Newsy.
27 Aug 2011
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